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Nick Saban continued his vocal support of expanding the SEC schedule during his ESPN appearances.

Alabama football: Nick Saban stumps for tougher schedules

Welcome to The Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap. Today, we look at an ambitious plan for SEC scheduling.

Let’s play 10

While Alabama schedules cupcake opponents with the best of them, it doesn’t have to be that way. As Nick Saban spelled out during his appearances on ESPN, the Alabama coach favors expansion of the conference schedule to 10 games. As Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News points out, this is the logical solution to a problem everyone has defined and nobody has done much about. Kevin Scarbinsky thinks it would harm college football in general. 

In other Alabama news …

Tide takeover

If you don’t have anything better to do with your Friday, relive some of Alabama’s greatest moments across all sports during the Crimson Tide’s takeover of the SEC Network.

Buckle up

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index has released its first rankings, which looks favorably on Alabama’s defense. The Crimson Tide are the second-best team in the SEC, by the statistical rating, but their offense stands to improve drastically this season.

Built by Bama

Former Alabama quarterback David Cornwell will be Nevada’s starting quarterback headed into fall practice.

A long time coming

The official athletics account posted this excellent hype video of offseason workouts, feat. “A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.